The heart-wrenching story of a dog being buried alive on a beach in Hawaii earlier this year shook animal lovers across the globe. Thankfully, there is a happy ending to this tale of cruelty and abuse. The dog, now named Leialoha, is living a happy and healthy life with a caring family who fostered her.
The incident occurred when a spectator on a beach in Oahu witnessed someone wielding a machete burying a dog alive in plain sight. The concerned citizen immediately called PAWS of Hawaii, and the entire team raced to the animal’s rescue.
The dog was in a terrible state, with sores covering her body, bald patches on her fur, wounds on her legs, and overall poor health. She was transferred to Aloha Affordable Veterinary Services, where veterinarians evaluated and treated her.
Amanda Krasniewski and her husband, who have prior experience with foster pets, stepped forward to take care of Leialoha. They first became involved with fostering pets while on vacation in St. Croix, where they saw advertisements encouraging people to fly adoptable dogs to the mainland to improve their chances of finding permanent homes. During their visit to the sanctuary, they formed a connection with Leialoha, and upon returning from vacation, they decided to foster her.
Amanda and her family provided diligent and loving care to Leialoha, who is now happy and healthy. She loves to play and has a lot of energy, according to Amanda. She is a bit noisy and demands attention, but she is an exceptionally sweet young dog who enjoys everyone’s company.
It is heartening to see that Leialoha is thriving and living a happy life after the horrific incident she endured. This story is a testament to the power of compassion and the difference it can make in the lives of animals in need.
As animal lovers, we should do our part to ensure that incidents like this never happen again. It is our responsibility to report animal abuse and cruelty whenever we witness it and to support organizations and individuals who work to rescue and care for abused animals. By coming together and taking action, we can make the world a better place for animals like Leialoha.